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Has everyone just forgotten this from 2016? ...

Trump campaign guts GOPís anti-Russia stance on Ukraine


WAPO: By Josh Rogin July 18, 2016

The Trump campaign worked behind the scenes last week to make sure the new Republican platform wonít call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces, contradicting the view of almost all Republican foreign policy leaders in Washington.


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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/trump-campaign-guts-gops-anti-russia-stance-on-ukraine/2016/07/18/98adb3b0-4cf3-11e6-a7d8-13d06b37f256_story.html

As I recall, it was the ONLY change trump made to the GOP platform after securing the nomination. Isn't this kind of important to ponder NOW, given that the White House is trying to wipe off all of their fans?

It seems pretty clear to me that Putin was directing trump's foreign policy well before the election. And I understand they eventually DID receive lethal weapons as part of the assistance package, but that was after political pressure - and likely approved by Putin playing a longer game.

Fucking with Ukraine seems to have been pretty high on trump's gift list to Vlad.


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